On Sunday, thousands of people will gather in Central Park to walk or run the annual AIDS Walk New York in support of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and other local organizations that support people and families living with HIV and AIDS in the tri-state area.
Founded in 1986, the walk has generated nearly $150 million for the cause. "Given our polarizing political climate, it’s important that we come together to show that stigma, discrimination, and ignorance have no place in our society or in our response to HIV/AIDS,” GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie said in a statement. “Over the past 30-plus years, the tens of thousands of people who have joined together for AIDS Walk New York have not only raised crucial funds we need to help end this epidemic, but have demonstrated to the world the power of a united group of caring individuals.”
On May 20 in Central Park, rally with a team or go it alone to support people living with HIV and AIDS and to fund crucial research. You can run a 5K, or walk a 10K -- with plenty of fanfare to keep spirits high.
Here’s everything you need to know about AIDS Walk New York 2018: